Let’s face it. Sometimes we get in a wine rut. You find a wine you like, and stick to it like glue. But then you find yourself thinking: I wonder what else is out there? What else might I like? With a wine tasting club, the “wine rut” problem goes away! Every month boutique wines are delivered to your door; you have the opportunity to expand your wine horizons and hopefully get one step closer to finding a wine that knocks your socks off. Here are three wines to try if you like a crisp white.
La Morandiere Melon de Bourgogne 2019 $22 (Loire Valley, France)
This fresh and zesty wine from Muscadet, the westernmost area within the Loire Valley, delivers minerality and brininess, characteristic of this area due to the Atlantic influences. Organically grown grapes give a pithy lemon note and a whisper of floral aromas in the glass. Bring out the salinity in this wine by enjoying it with briny seafood such as oysters, mussels, or clams.
Tatomer Hinter Der Mauer White Blend 2019 $22 (Central Coast, CA)
Two aromatic grapes, (Grüner Veltliner and Riesling) make for a very aromatic wine in the glass. A whiff of this wine smells like a fragrant summertime fruit bowl. Organically made on the Central Coast of California, the sea breeze influence also makes its way into the glass. This wine is zippy, sprightly, and serving heaps and heaps of lime on the nose and palate. Enjoy this boutique wine with a coconut curry or a poké bowl.
Menade Nosso Verdejo Natural 2020 $35 (Rueda, Spain)
This low intervention wine made from the Verdejo grape can be described as “nature in a bottle”. Citrus notes moving to bruised apples, plus aromas and flavors of honey, beeswax, and white flowers. The wine is steel fermented, so even though it’s the fullest body of the bunch, but still quite snappy and fresh, which the steel helps accomplish.